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shy_guy_cropped_NO_BG_eric_edit_NEW_WORDS_GROW.jpgEach year Better With Books provides thousands of brand new books to kids living below the poverty line in LA’s neediest neighborhoods. For many, it is the first book they've ever owned.

Help give kids in need the key skill to improve their lives - reading - so they can contribute to society and make our shared future brighter. We can change the story!  

Come join us, bring the people you care about, and experience the magic of hands-on volunteering and making a difference in our community. There are lots of opportunities to help! 

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Questions?  Email us at events <at> betterwithbooks.org. 

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$5 will delight a child with a new book to call their own.

$25 opens the door to the world of stories for a dozen children.

$50 puts books in the hands of twenty eager readers.

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Holiday Book Sort Set Up Wednesday, December 19th

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 02:00 PM

On Wednesday, December 19th from 2pm to 4pm, we need volunteers to help organize for a successful Book Sort so every child gets a new book that is perfect for them!

We need people to set up signs and tables, build boxes and physically schlep boxes of books with the help of dollies.

Great for teens with an accompanying adult!

Come for all or part of the event and dress casually. 

Free parking is available.


Holiday Book Sort Wednesday, December 19th

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 06:00 PM

sort_2_girls_carry_faces_cropped.jpgOn Wednesday, December 19th from 6pm to 8pm, we need volunteers to sort, count, and box books to prepare for our Holiday Book Giveaway.

Help make certain that every child receives a book the fills them with astonishment, delight and joy!

This is a family-friendly event and children ages 5 and up are welcome with a parent or guardian; teens are welcome with adult supervision. 

Come for all or part of the event and dress casually. 

Free parking is available.


Holiday Book Sort Set Up Thursday, December 20th

Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 02:00 PM

BIG_SUNDAY_father___son_cropped_NO_BG_FINAL.jpgOn Wednesday, December 19th from 2pm to 4pm, we need volunteers to help organize for a successful Book Sort so every child gets a new book that is perfect for them!

We need people to set up signs and tables, build boxes and physically schlep boxes of books with the help of dollies.

Great for teens with an accompanying adult!

Come for all or part of the event and dress casually. 

Free parking is available.


Holiday Book Sort Thursday, December 20th

Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 07:00 PM

volunteers.jpgOn Thursday, December 20th from 7pm to 9pm, we need volunteers to sort, count, and box books to prepare for our Holiday Book Giveaway. 

Help make sure that every child receives a brand new book that thrills and delights them.

This is a family-friendly event and children ages 5 and up are welcome with a parent or guardian; teens are welcome with adult supervision. 

Come for all or part of the event and dress casually. 

Free parking is available.


Holiday Book Giveaway

Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 08:30 AM
Head Start Centers throughout Los Angeles

rich_reads_horiz_NO_BG_cropped.jpgMake the holidays inspirational!

Join us in giving brand new books to children and families living below the poverty line along with hugs and holiday wishes.  

Give the gift of reading and provide kids in need with the crucial skill they need to succeed in school and in life.  We can change the story of our shared future. 

Inspire kids in need, inspire yourself, your family, friends and colleagues with the opportunity to get hands-on in helping others in our community. 

Our partners at One Voice provide a festive event with holiday food baskets and toys, and Better With Books gives brand new books, hugs and warm holiday wishes!

You and your friends and family will join a Book Giveaway Team at one of seven Head Start Centers located throughout Los Angeles' neediest neighborhoods.

One week before the event, you will receive complete instructions on how to give books and a map with directions to your Head Start Center from your Better With Books Team Leader.  

hugging_cropped.jpgWe need volunteers to stay for the entire event.

This activity is best for children 10 and older.

You must RSVP by December 7th.

You will receive a confirmation email asking you to update us on anyone you are bringing.

Please reply so we can make everyone's experience great!


Better With Books
Providing brand new children's books to underserved communities